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Wome's Basketball Falls To West Virginia

Wome's Basketball Falls To West Virginia

Feb. 16, 2003

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — On the back of junior Kate Bulger’s 22 points and sophomore Yolanda Paige’s 14-point, 14-assist double-double, the West Virginia University women’s basketball team upset the Miami Hurricanes 100-84 Saturday afternoon at the WVU Colesium.

The Mountaineers (13-9, 2-9) used a 46-point first half, their second highest halftime score of the season, to build a four-point lead, 46-42, heading into the locker room. West Virginia opened the second half with four unanswered points, forcing Miami to take a 30-second timeout.

Later in the half, WVU’s Michelle Carter converted a three-point play at the 12:50 mark to begin a 13-0 Mountaineer run that moved the score to 73-59.

Despite a 14-point second half from Yalonda McCormick, Miami could not get closer than 10 points, as West Virginia went 10 of 12 from the foul line down the stretch.

Paige’s 14 assists ties the Coliseum record for assists in a game — a record she has set three other times. Earlier in the season, Paige recorded 14 assists against Coppin State in the championship game of the RazeWV.com Hoops Bash.

For Bulger, it was her fifth 20-point game of the season and the 19th of her career, moving her into a seventh-place tie with former Mountaineers Georgeann Wells and Jenny Hillen.

Sherell Sowho scored 19 for and Michelle Carter added 11 for West Virginia.

WVU’s point total marks the second time this season that the Mountaineers eclipsed the century mark.

WVU scored a school-record 114 points earlier in the year at Robert Morris.

The loss drops Miami’s record to 14-8, 6-5.